English Teacher, Bristol, City of

Closing date:Expiring in 2 days

St Mary Redcliffe and Temple SchoolBristol, City of

Date posted:
Start date: 1 September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Teaching Salary
Contract term: Fixed Term
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

The Role

Are you our new English Teacher?  This is a full time temporary post from 1 September 2019 until 31 August 2020.  The post arises as the result of the sabbatical of the current post holder.  The ability to teach Film and Media would be an advantage.  A TLR 2a for the coordination of Film and Media might be available for a suitably qualified candidate.

The School

We are a successful and heavily oversubscribed 11-18 co-educational, Church of England, comprehensive school of over 1700 students, serving families from the whole of greater Bristol and beyond. We are located at the heart of the city and have a diverse student community with considerable parental support. Our diversity is a strength and something we celebrate. The Redcliffe Sixth Form Centre currently houses more than 600 students taken from our own school and from many other schools across the City.

The School is proud of its academic record, and 82% of grades were at grade 4 (equivalent to a C) or above  this summer.  77% achieved a 4 or above in English and Maths.  Progress 8 is 0.37.  Sixth Form results are also high with a 99% pass rate and 83% at grade C or above (up from 81%).  24% got A* and A grades.  Most Sixth Form students continue on to Higher Education, including 5 taking up Oxbridge places this year.

Inspection Reports

The School was judged in January 2012 and again in April 2015 to be outstanding by Ofsted, and outstanding in our church school (SIAMS) inspection, in each and every category. Ofsted judged Leadership and Management, Behaviour and Safety of Pupils, Quality of Teaching, Achievement of Pupils, and Sixth Form Provision, all as Outstanding.

The Department

The English team are 14 successful, committed teachers who enjoy working collaboratively.  There is a culture of reflection on the quality of teaching and learning.  The English team seek to deliver lessons which challenge all students by using a full variety of active methods and excellent questioning technique.  The student lies at the heart of the assessment process and there are a wide range of formative, evaluative and summative approaches to support them in their learning.

The department is well supported by a Faculty Administrator and has a large number of dedicated rooms which are mainly situated together.  Leadership within the department consists of the Head of Faculty, who line manages a Second in English, and staff members responsible for English at KS3, Media and Film at KS4 and KS5, and Drama/Theatre Studies.  The Head of Faculty is responsible for coaching and quality assuring good leadership in these areas.  In addition, a member of the English team is our Literacy Progress Coordinator with a whole school brief, line managed by the Assistant Headteacher responsible for Achievement Interventions.

What We're Looking For

We would welcome a colleague with a passion for English teaching who loves to see students of all abilities enjoying the subject, learning actively and making rapid progress.  We provide a variety of development opportunities including outreach to other schools.  We are seeking to appoint a candidate who is able to teach English.  The ability to teach Film and/or Media to KS5 would be an advantage.  A TLR 2a (currently £2,721) might be available for a suitably qualified candidate who is able to coordinate Film and Media..

Find out more about the School by visiting our website www.smrt.bristol.sch.uk.

Why Work for Us

  • Excellent CPD opportunities (Teaching School)
  • Free parking on site (some restrictions apply)
  • Central location (a 10 minute walk from Temple Meads station) with excellent transport links to all parts of the city and beyond
  • Excellent support from middle and senior leaders
  • Friendly community
  • On site swimming pool


Application Process

The closing date for receipt of application forms is Monday 25 March 2019 (by 10am). Please return your application form (and a Teaching Experience Sheet) by email direct to jobs@smrt.bristol.sch.uk.

If you have not heard from us by the end of March, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. Due to the large number of applications we receive for most of our posts we are unable to provide feedback on unsuccessful applications. We may call for references as part of our shortlisting process.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Voluntary Aided
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Church of England
Address: Somerset Square, Bristol, BS1 6RT, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 117 3772100
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